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Poster: abruntel Date: Feb 1, 2006 4:22pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Getting Old Clips at 720x480!!!!! Help please!

Hi, There's some clips I really need that were originally posted as MPEG-2s but only at 320x240. Is there any way to get them at 720x480 or a comparible resolution? The 320x240s just look awful when blow up to the proper resolution for monitor and/or projection viewing. I mainly need the film Journey Through A Day and will be using it for an art piece.

http://www.archive.org/details/Journeyt1967

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Poster: FP Date: Feb 1, 2006 11:59pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Getting Old Clips at 720x480!!!!! Help please!

If you need a Prelinger film in a resolution not available at this site, you'll either have dig up a copy yourself, or pay big bucks for a broadcast master to these fine people:
Archive Films
http://www.archivefilms.com/
http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#53
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Hm. The link you posted has an MPEG2 file of a size that would indicate a resolution greater than 320X240. I don't want to download it right now to find out, though.
http://www.archive.org/download/Journeyt1967/Journeyt1967.mpeg

This post was modified by FP on 2006-02-02 07:59:38

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Poster: abruntel Date: Feb 2, 2006 2:18am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Getting Old Clips at 720x480!!!!! Help please!

Thanks for the quick reply:)

That MPEG is only 320x240:(

Any tips on hunting down my own copy? I checked Ebay but no luck.

Getty is pretty merciless with how much they charge
for clips ( $700 for every 10sec! ) even if it's
something being done for no money at all
or on an extremely tiny budget.

I guess I'll just see what I can do with this tiny one.
Thanks

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Poster: Scribble Date: Jun 9, 2006 11:35am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Getting Old Clips at 720x480!!!!! Help please!

Though I did not download it to check, I'm quite certain that the MPEG2 clip, the one that's 400+ MB, is 320x480, I've had very good success using virtualdub to convert it to uncompressed AVI, then using After Effects to resize the image to 720x480 D1 non-sq pixels....